Leading names from both sides of the EU referendum have traded blows in a live TV debate at Wembley Arena on the eve of the final day of campaigning. The BBC’s Great Debate featured almost two hours of questions on immigration, the economy and sovereignty.
Boris Johnson, the former London mayor got a standing ovation from his supporters after his closing statement, in which he declared: "Thursday can be our country’s independence day" if Britain votes to leave. The pound fell after this statement was spoken as it was widely cheered in the Internet.
Here are the results of the poll that was conducted by YouGov/Times:
- Leave 39%
- Remain 34%
- Don’t Know 17%
- Leave 40%
- Remain 41%
- Don’t Know 8%
The debate came as the husband of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox said she was concerned about the coarsening of the debate in the referendum campaign. Brendan Cox said Ms Cox, who would have been 42 on Wednesday, had very strong political views and he believed she had died for those views. David Cameron on Tuesday made a direct appeal to voters to consider the economic and security risks of leaving the EU and to reject Brexit on Thursday. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the prime minister said that EU membership amplified Britain’s diplomatic and economic power.
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